Wednesday, November 02, 2005

November Goals

I fell short on a couple of my October goals, but overall I came out well for the month.

I had hoped to increase my current savings by 5% to a total of $2251.90 by the beginning of November. I managed to increase my savings by more than 10% so I exceeded the goal by quite a lot. I would like to increase the savings by another 5% during November if possible. My current total is $2318.51 so I need to add another $116 to my total for $2434.51 by the beginning of December.

I wanted to open a Upromise and BabyMint account, but only got around to opening up the Upromise account. I will set a goal of opening up the BabyMint account this month. I would also like to get a few more of my relatives to sign up on the Upromise account to help me build my savings.

I wanted to submit posts to the carnival of Personal Finance each week and I managed to do so 3 of the 4 weeks. I will set a goal of submitting to each week again this month to help promote my writing. I wanted to trade links with 5 other financial sites and managed to only do so with 4. I will try to increase that to 10 by the end of November.

I would also like to get a bit more active in reselling the antiques I'm investing in since the holiday season is coming up and when prices can be much higher than at other times of the year. I want to list at least 5 auctions this month from my investments.

Again, I think that all these goals are reasonable and will work hard to achieving them.


piannist said...

nice job for October! my mom did one major thing this past month that should really help out. she had signed me up for Upromise while she was still pregnant, and now I've turned six months. and what you're saying sounds familiar - not a lot of savings yet. so she got me (well, her and dad) a Citi Upromise credit card, which she now uses exclusively for her day to day stuff. and if she goes out to dinner with friends and they want to pay cash for their portion of the bill, she takes their cash and charges the whole bill - multiplying the savings by however many people went to dinner that night! tomorrow, we're going out with a friend that works for Upromise, so we're going to pick her brain and see if she has any more saving strategies. hopefully I won't sleep through the whole thing. I'll let you know!

Jane Dough said...

I might be able to help you meet one of your goals - would you like to trade links? If so, just leave me a comment and I will link you right up!